Jimmy Nealis, who scored 33 goals over four years at Massapequa High School, was drafted 37th overall by the Houston Dynamo in Thursday's Major League Soccer entry draft.
Nealis was a starter for all four of his years at Massapequa, where he graduated in 2009. He was a three-time all-conference and two-time all-state player here before he headed to Georgetown University in Washington.
Nealis was state player of the year in 2008.
The defender was named third-team All-Big East in 2011, when he started in all 18 games he appeared in.
While at Massapequa High, Nealis earned two varsity letters in basketball. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.